By Admin. Updated 12:19 p.m., Monday, January 10, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines approved on January 5, the first export certificate for medicinal cannabis.
This jurisdiction has worked over the last three years, with international agencies, friendly governments and local public and private sector stakeholders to make this a reality.
The Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Saboto Caesar said St. Vincent and the Grenadines is ready for global business in the Medicinal Wellness Industry space.
He expressed congratulations to the highly trained team at the Medicinal Cannabis Authority-MCA, headed by Chief Executive Officer Dr Jerrol Thompson, on attaining this goal.
The granting of permission to export came after an import certificate was issued by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices for the product to legally enter Germany.
The industry has witnessed significant capital investment from both the public and private sectors.
Additionally, the recent opening of the Caribbean Gold Standard Laboratory has given St. Vincent and the Grenadines a competitive edge in capturing international markets for medicinal cannabis.
The testing laboratory was established by way of a joint venture agreement between the MCA and an internationally renowned laboratory testing service provider.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is the first member state of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States to be granted permission for the export of medicinal cannabis.